Internationally, Modano played for the United States in the World Junior Championships in 1988 and 1989, the World Championships in 1990, 1993 and 2005, the 1991 Canada Cup, the World Cup of Hockey in 1996 and 2004, winning the championship in 1996, and the Olympics in 2002, winning a silver medal, and again in 2006. In all, he would play 71 games, scoring 24 goals and 61 points for the United States.
Today's featured jersey is a 1998-99 Dallas Stars Mike Modano jersey as worn during the only Stanley Cup championship of Modano's career which came after leading the team in playoff scoring.
In 2005 Nike revised all the jerseys for the teams participating in the IIHF World Championships, and the United States were given an entirely new look, retiring the style which was worn at the 2002 Olympics and 2004 World Cup. This template was based on the 1997-98 St. Louis Blues alternate jersey, which was late promoted to their primary jersey and used through 2006-07.
A classic and effective look for the USA, this jersey sadly was only used for the 2005 Worlds as the new Nike Swift template, fabric and construction was introduced for the 2006 Olympics the following year, giving this style an all too short lifespan.
Our video section begins with a look at the career of Modano on the occasion of his jersey being retired by the Dallas Stars.